Evidence-Based Recruiting

How to Build A Company of Star Performers through
Systematic and Repeatable Hiring Practices

Taking the guesswork out of hiring

“In many ways, talent acquisition today is where marketing was 20 years ago.”

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half” observed department store magnate John Wanamaker at the turn of the 20th century. The saying largely remained true a century later. However, over the past 20 years marketing has transformed from largely a gut feeling-driven field to an evidence-based approach.

Google and Netflix have started applying similar evidence-based techniques to their talent acquisition process. Drawing on existing literature, best practices from Google, Netflix, and other firms, as well as interviews with CEOs of leading companies, ECA CEO Atta Tarki makes a compelling case for removing bias from the hiring process and replacing it with objective criteria.

About the Author

Atta Tarki is the founder and CEO of ECA, where he champions recruiting practices based on objective criteria and research.

Atta leads ECA’s Private Equity and Venture Capital practice, where he supports PE-backed, VC-backed, and other high growth companies with filling C-level positions. His primary focus is on CEO, COO, President, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer roles. Prior to ECA, Atta led management consulting engagements at L.E.K. Consulting.